Manafort agrees to plead guilty after deal with special counsel

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UPDATED 7:30 AM PT – Fri. Sept. 14, 2018

Paul Manafort agrees to plead guilty to avoid a second trial on corruption charges, following a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort is due to reappear in court Friday for pre-trial proceedings stemming from charges of money laundering for Russia-linked politicians.

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. A status hearing was scheduled Friday for Manafort amid reports that he was nearing a plea deal to avoid trial next week on charges stemming from work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

This after Manafort was found guilty on eight charges including bank fraud, submitting false tax returns, and failing to report foreign bank accounts last month.

So far, lawmakers have not released the details of the agreement, and added that it is unclear if Manafort will cooperate with prosecutors.